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Enjoy faultless service and gourmet dining as you travel aboard the Royal Scotsman into the majestic scenery of the Scottish Highlands. Start with two nights in London, discovering all the sights of this iconic city. Then enjoy two nights in historic Edinburgh before boarding the opulent carriages of the Royal Scotsman for two unforgettable nights touring the Scottish Highlands. Explore a 13th-century castle at the Rothiemurchus Estate, discover the verdant scenery and fascinating past of the Culloden Battlefields, and enjoy a whiskey tasting session at the famous Strathisla distillery. Relax in the opulent surroundings of the Royal Scotsman as the breathtaking Scottish landscapes roll past your window on this journey of a lifetime.

Highlights

  • Enjoy visiting the famous landmarks and historic sights in London
  • Discover the history of Edinburgh with two overnight stays
  • Explore the majestic beauty of the Scottish Highlands aboard the luxurious Royal Scotsman
  • Take a private tour of the Culloden Battlefield, a visit to Strathisla Distillery and clay pigeon shooting at the Rothiemurchus Estate
  • Tuck into sumptuous dinners on board the train and relax in a comfortable double cabin
  • Walking Tour of Edinburgh including skip the line ticket to Edinburgh Castle
  • London Hop on Hop off city card

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in London
  • 3 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Edinburgh
  • 2 nights' accommodation aboard the Royal Scotsman in a double cabin
  • All excursions as specified in the itinerary
  • Meals on and off the train as specified in the itinerary
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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

Daily Itinerary:

DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN LONDON
Your vacation begins in the vibrant capital city of London. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Why not head out into town using your 48-hour city hop on and hop off card then enjoy a meal in one of the city's incredible restaurants, offering a wide range of international cuisine in every corner of the city. Take an evening stroll down the South Bank of the River Thames and you'll be treated to picturesque views of the Palace of Westminster and Tower Bridge, and the modern skyscrapers embroidering the skyline. (Overnight in London)

DAY 2 - LONDON
After breakfast at your hotel this morning, why not visit the world-famous department store Harrods or peruse the chic boutiques along the Kings Road. For an aerial view down the river, climb aboard the London Eye and enjoy the sights of the city from this giant moving structure. London has many green spaces to relax in such as Hyde Park, Regents Park and St James's Park, each with their own distinct personality. Come the evening, why not treat yourself to an exciting West End show or have drinks at the opulent Ritz hotel. (Overnight in London) B

DAY 3 - EDINBURGH
Take the train to Edinburgh today, the wonderfully historic Scottish capital, and check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Once you've settled in, use the rest of the day to explore the city, perhaps strolling the grounds of the imposing Edinburgh Castle, shopping along the Royal Mile or discovering the delights in the National Museum of Scotland. (Overnight in Edinburgh) B

DAY 4 – EDINBURGH
After breakfast at your hotel this morning, see the best of medieval yet modern Edinburgh on your walking tour with skip-the-line access to Edinburgh Castle. As you walk, listen as your guide shares the history of this formidable city with ancient Roman roots and UNESCO-listed pockets. Explore atmospheric cobbled walkways along the Royal Mile, breeze into Edinburgh Castle to witness royal opulence, and pass iconic locations like St Giles Cathedral, Parliament Square and John Knox House Sample traditional Scottish fare in the evening before retiring for a good night's rest in anticipation of your marvelous train journey tomorrow. (Overnight in Edinburgh) B

DAY 5 - BOARD THE ROYAL SCOTSMAN
After breakfast in your hotel and a leisurely morning, board the opulent carriages of the Royal Scotsman in the early afternoon. Watch the magnificent city scenery transform into verdant plains as you journey north through the former Kingdom of Fire, and marvel at the dramatic scenery of the highlands as you roll through leisurely. Enjoy a delicious, informal dinner in the evening before settling in for some entertainment in the Observation Car. Settle into your comfortable sleeper compartment before you spend the night in Boat of Garten, a tiny highland village. (Overnight aboard the Royal Scotsman) B, D

DAY 6 - ABOARD THE ROYAL SCOTSMAN
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast accompanied by wonderful views this morning, before transferring by coach to the Rothiemurchus Estate, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. Explore the magnificent grounds, perhaps trying out a bit of clay-pigeon shooting or fishing. Enjoy lunch back on board the train as you travel to Culloden Battlefield, where you'll be treated to a private tour of the area. Come the evening, enjoy a visit to the Strathisla Distillery, one of the world's oldest distilleries and home to Chivas Regal whiskey. You will be served a sumptuous formal dinner this evening as you make your way south through Aberdeenshire and Angus to Dundee. Chefs make the most of local cuisine and regional specialties, so you know you'll be in for a treat. (Overnight aboard the Royal Scotsman) B, L, D

DAY 7 - DISEMBARK THE ROYAL SCOTSMAN
Leave Dundee behind this morning, tucking into a leisurely breakfast as you make the journey back to Edinburgh. Disembark the train and check in at your hotel for an overnight stay. (Overnight in Edinburgh). B

DAY 8 - DEPART EDINBURGH
Check out of your hotel after a tasty breakfast this morning and continue with your journey. If you would like to extend your travels around Scotland, one of our Rail Vacation Specialists can help you with all the details. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

DISCLAIMER:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Built in 1903, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - the Caledonian is a historic icon in the heart of Edinburgh's Princes Street and offers the largest number of rooms with views of Edinburgh Castle in the city. Our hotel also offers: • Two French restaurants designed by the Michelin-starred Galvin brothers • Peacock Alley and the Caley Bar • The only Guerlain Spa in the UK, with relaxing French-style beauty treatments • 12 meter pool, sauna, steam room and fitness center • On-site car park • Elegant ballroom, eight meeting and banquet spaces with natural daylight and air-conditioning

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Built in 1903, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - the Caledonian is a historic icon in the heart of Edinburgh's Princes Street and offers the largest number of rooms with views of Edinburgh Castle in the city. Our hotel also offers: • Two French restaurants designed by the Michelin-starred Galvin brothers • Peacock Alley and the Caley Bar • The only Guerlain Spa in the UK, with relaxing French-style beauty treatments • 12 meter pool, sauna, steam room and fitness center • On-site car park • Elegant ballroom, eight meeting and banquet spaces with natural daylight and air-conditioning

Nira Caledonia

Nira Caledonia

This property boasts a prime setting on one of the cobbled streets, in the modern part of Edinburgh. The establishment is located just 800 metres away from Princes Street. The property occupies a magnificent Georgian townhouse, which exudes poise and grace. The guest rooms ooze classical style and elegance, and have been individually designed for added exclusivity. The restaurant serves cuisine made with fresh, Scottish ingredients, for a truly cultural, culinary experience. Guests can sample from a selection of 25 Scotch whiskeys in the bar.

Nira Caledonia

Nira Caledonia

This property boasts a prime setting on one of the cobbled streets, in the modern part of Edinburgh. The establishment is located just 800 metres away from Princes Street. The property occupies a magnificent Georgian townhouse, which exudes poise and grace. The guest rooms ooze classical style and elegance, and have been individually designed for added exclusivity. The restaurant serves cuisine made with fresh, Scottish ingredients, for a truly cultural, culinary experience. Guests can sample from a selection of 25 Scotch whiskeys in the bar.

Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

•City centre location, close to main shopping streets and attractions
•211 rooms and suites, all with complimentary WiFi access
•7 event rooms including a ballroom with city views for 300 guests
•Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Restaurant and a lounge area
•Executive Lounge with complimentary breakfast and refreshments
•Modern fitness room

Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

•City centre location, close to main shopping streets and attractions
•211 rooms and suites, all with complimentary WiFi access
•7 event rooms including a ballroom with city views for 300 guests
•Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Restaurant and a lounge area
•Executive Lounge with complimentary breakfast and refreshments
•Modern fitness room

Hilton London Euston

Located in a wonderful Victorian building just a stone’s throw from Euston station, the Hilton Euston is in an ideal central London location, and just a 10 minute walk from St Pancras Railway station. Guests can dine in a choice of two restaurants, or make use of the stylish lounge bar or sun terrace. The hotel’s 150 rooms all feature marble bathrooms, air conditioning and Wi-Fi internet access.

Megaro London

The Megaro London is a unique hotel located in the heart of London's Kings Cross area. The hotel features 49 comfortable bedrooms and an on-site restaurant offering a menu of English and Italian cuisine. The sophisticated Megaro Bar is perfect for relaxing with a drink after a day's sightseeing. The Megaro is located opposite St Pancras station and just minutes from bus, tube and Eurostar.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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